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Lindsay Keeley

Lindsay Keeley

Clinical Patient Safety & Quality Lead, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP)
Lindsay Keeley, RN, BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Nursing Studies Patient Safety and Quality Lead for the Association of Perioperative Practice (AfPP). Lindsay feels privileged to hold her current position in the AfPP HQ team, supporting members with guidance on best practice and professional advice, particularly around patient safety and quality. As part of her role, she holds an honorary contract working in practice at Harrogate District Hospital. Lindsay`s previous role was Team Leader / Surgical First Assistant with extended skills and Practice Educator for Theatres at Spire Hospital, Leeds. She is a Registered Nurse with over 36 years’ experience mostly in perioperative practice, across both the NHS and Independent sector, working in several specialities including ENT and Ophthalmics. Previous volunteer roles include Northern & Yorkshire Team Leader, Ophthalmic Sig Lead, Link Member & Member of the Governance Committee all for AfPP. Lindsay was also RCN Learning Representative, Secretary and Chair of the RCN West Yorkshire Branch. Professional development is something that Lindsay is incredibly passionate about, and she is actively involved in organising and supporting educational events, attending universities, supporting students, and recruiting AfPP members. An active member of AfPP for over 23 years; the association has guided her to support and educate perioperative practitioners, enabling them to deliver safe and effective care that is sustainable, and evidence based. Lindsay works collaboratively on many projects and is currently part of the Surgical Plume Alliance, recognising the hazard of occupational exposure to surgical plume. ‘I strongly believe in the vision and values of AfPP, putting members and the public first. AfPP have paved the way for us all to work collaboratively; influencing and changing the future for perioperative professionals.’

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